Category Archives: Yard & Garden

Helping Mom and Dad Work

May 24 – I had mentioned in my last post that our son David had come out on Mother’s Day to help us get some tings done. Well, his first words when he arrived were, “Well, what do we do … Continue reading

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Picking Morels, Hoping for Fruit Trees

April 30 – This whole last week has been grey and damp, not particularly fit for outdoor activities. We had some thunder before we went to bed last night, and then as we lay in bed, the lightning put on … Continue reading

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It’s a Growing Thing

April 23 – Under fluorescent lights in the basement I now have a second batch of  tomato seedlings that I transplanted into small plastic pots. They look great so far. Once the weather warms up for real I shall set … Continue reading

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The Vole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

October 29 – So what’s the latest on our list of “jobs that were just begging to be done?” Well, you’re about to find out! First of all, while Dale has been out out tilling up the garden spot, well, … Continue reading

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Mowing, Yellow Jackets, and the Moon

  October 22 – We have had several beautiful, sunny, mild days this week with little wind, although Monday wasn’t one of them! That particular day featured a blustery south wind that blew leaves and brought down a lot of … Continue reading

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Garden on My Mind (and Hands)

October 21 -Sometimes when Dale and I are near each other in the garden, each doing our part of the work, we don’t even talk much! It’s just great being together day by day. The conversations we do have are usually … Continue reading

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The Fruit That Came in Pears

October 19– Have some time to write a few words about what we have been doing lately. I haven’t written a blog in so long that I can hardly remember what I have written earlier! Of course, our days aren’t … Continue reading

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The Jobs of Fall

October 15 – The last couple of weeks have included a number of tasks that are linked specifically to the fall season and the end of the garden. For example, Chris recently worked on the orange trumpet vines along our … Continue reading

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Voles Like Sweet Potatoes?

October 10 – It’s been a calm, mild, cloudy day and I haven’t really accomplished much so far. Yesterday was a nicer day and I started it out in the garden, digging up our row of yellow O’Henry sweet potatoes. … Continue reading

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The Joys of Being Busy

  October 2 – Many years ago, maybe fifty, our son David came up with a new name for his little sister, Betty Jean. As usual she was moseying around here and there, checking on this and that, and enjoying … Continue reading

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